4 Easy Steps to Receive Messages from Your Crystals

Hibiscus Moon Crystal Grids, Crystal Healer, Crystal Healing, Crystals, interview, love, self love 13 Comments

I have a very special guest blog post for you today, Crystal Hottie!  

I’m I’m handing over the reins to, Hibiscus Moon Certified Crystal Healer & intuitive, Kristin Marie Rodriguez, of kristinmarierodriguez.com.

 

I think you’re really gonna LOVE this blog…she’s generously sharing her methods & power techniques for closely connecting with your crystals while asking for and receiving insight with a Step-by-Step Method. We love actionable steps like this, right?

OK. Let’s go!  Here’s Kristin …

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I can recall the first time it spoke to me.
I was preparing to lay out my crystal grid for love. I remember, I was using a template in pink to amplify the energy & intention.

As I began to lay my rose quartz out on each symmetrical point…that’s when I began to “hear” my crystals speak to me for the first time through my clairsentient abilities.

NOTE FROM HIBISCUS: <<Clair-sentient simply means a strong “inner knowing/feeling”. 🙂 >>

It was subtle at first.

Then, the more I acknowledged with focused intention and concentration, the clearer the messages from my crystal stones became.

So, to increase the intensity, I held my rose quartz in my hand and asked it what messages they had for me in regards to my crystal grid intention.

And as soon as I spoke my intention, I began to sense (visualize) messages come-in fast through my mind’s eye (a.k.a clairvoyanceseeing messages) and heard guidance in my own voice (a.k.a. clairaudiencehearing messages).

The stone “told” me to take small acts of self-love, such as:

  • a bubble bath
  • schedule in time for myself
  • appointment with my hair-dresser
  • and to wear more pink!

I heard some of these messages, but I also saw some of these messages as visions in the rose quartz stone as well as in my mind’s eye.

From then on, I noticed each time I created a crystal grid and worked with my crystals that the stones would talk and have a message for me, or the recipient.
I’d love to teach you this technique!
There are 2 ways I do this.

First, please keep in mind, these techniques will only work with intention and an open-mind. Try to have both before beginning. ♥
Method 1
With 1 Crystal: 

  • Choose 1 crystal stone to work with. The stone should relate to your issue you want guidance and/or healing assistance on.

For example: Citrine for abundance, money, solar plexus. Rose quartz for love and heart chakra. Red Jasper for grounding, increasing energy, root chakra, etc. Choose 1 stone that relates to your intention and can provide healing properties on the issue.

  • Next, find a quiet place to sit and meditate with this stone. Try to choose a time of the day when you’ll have minimum interruptions. Also, make sure that the stone you’re working with is cleansed/re-tuned prior to this exercise.  {Insert from Hibiscus here:  I discuss & explain re-tuning crystals in this blog post}.

While holding the stone state:
“Rose Quartz (replace w/ the name of your crystal), I wish to receive more Love (replace w/ the topic you want guidance or assistance with) in my life. Can you please show and tell me loud and clearly how can I receive this in my life now?”
Here’s another example intention:
Citrine, I wish to receive more abundance in my life. Can you please show and tell me loud and clearly how can I receive this abundance now?”

  • From there: Listen. Pay attention. Gaze into the stone.
  • The crystal stones will always have a message. We just have to be willing to slow down and be ready to receive.
  • You may even see images take shape in the crystal, especially, if holding a clear quartz.
  • I recommend journaling what you sense intuitively with your crystals.
  • When you feel the messages are complete, then bless your crystals and state gratitude.

For example, hold the crystal and state:
“Thank you, Citrine, for that beautiful message. I will certainly follow through with your help and guidance.”
Method 2: With a Crystal Grid (multiple crystals)
This method is similar to the first technique, but instead of reading 1 crystal you’ll read multiple stones from your grid. (You can learn more about crystal grids here!)

Each crystal stone will have a message.

The messages you receive from the crystal grid will pertain to your crystal grid intention.

  • Step 1: After activating your crystal grid sit and meditate with your grid.
  • Step 2: Ask a specific question to your grid. Then listen as each different crystal stone speaks and shares a message.
  • Step 3: Journal your crystal messages, making note of it as it speaks to you while you create a place on the grid for the stone.
  • Step 4: Once guidance is complete, then bless and give gratitude to your grid, both for the messages and the healing, or manifesting work that it’s assisting you with.

Remember, as with any metaphysical practice, it’s always important to include the spiritual and the practical.

The spiritual being the crystal grid created, then the practical being physical action steps or changes the crystal stones or crystal grid guide you to take.

It’s a simple technique which you can have a lot of fun with!

Ready to try it?

Have some fun & practice these techniques while reading the crystals for yourself and others.

Kristin’s Bio: Kristin Marie Rodriguez is a 4th generation Intuitive & holds a Bachelor’s in Metaphysical Science, M BSC.  She’s always been a natural Intuitive since birth, very much an Empath, sensing others’ energy and emotions, seeing one’s aura, energy and angels. You can find out more about her by visiting kristinmarierodriguez.com

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Hibiscus again here…

Thank you Kristin, for sharing your powerful methods for connecting w/ crystals!  

If you resonate with anything Kristin has shared with us here or tried her shared techniques please let us know in the comments below or tell us about your own methods! I’d love to share ideas on connecting on a deeper level with our crystals.  

 Please leave a comment below.

Crystal Blessings!

 

4 Totally Rockin’ Ways to use Crystals for Fear and Anxiety

Hibiscus Moon anxiety, Crystal Grids, Crystals, Gem Elixirs, healing, love 13 Comments

Fear & anxiety can be debilitating. I know. So are there actually crystals for fear and anxiety?

It can not only stop you from being productive but can stop you in your tracks, unable to just do your normal everyday activities & even roll you backwards in life.

These are some stones you can use along with some techniques I’ve found work very well for me as well as for my students.
Go-To Crystals for Fear and Anxiety
Rose Quartz – love is the opposite of fear & this stone embodies the love vibration;  excellent for calming, love, kindness & compassion. If you’ve recently had any fear revolving around emotional drama, fights, chaos, confrontations this stone will truly help to comfort your heart chakra. In addition, it helps you with self love which is great for dispelling fear.

Blue Lace Agate – this stone is well-known for its centering & calming vibrational frequencies & works really well for reprogramming your thoughts & reactions to calm & positive ones…just what you need when you’re overcome by fear & may not be thinking rationally. A throat chakra stone, blue lace agate allows you to speak your mind calmly & clearly to get you out of those fear-inducing conflicts or situations. Anxiety be gone!

Black Tourmaline – known for its ability to transmute & “cleanse” energy. So if you’re perceiving energy (the situation) to be negative, this stone is great for bringing it right back to neutral. It’s a powerhouse for that! Here’s a video I did on this:

Black Tourmaline for Purification

Chrysocolla – this stone has a very feminine & soothing vibration. It gently calms your heart chakra when its beating with fear. It will also give you more confidence when you’re gripped with fear when having to communicate to others your needs or when you simply need some security in social situations of any sort. Its a great one to keep in your pocket when doing any public speaking. 😉

Nirvana Quartz – trust will help you to overcome fear & this stone is the 1 to help you with trust while learning to accept & love yourself fully. Here’s a video I did a couple years back on this unique sort of crystal:

Crystal Healing with Nirvana Quartz

Fear-Busting Techniques

  • Crystal Meditation – hold 1 of the crystals listed above, 1 in each hand (they don’t have to be the same kind) comfortably while you listen to one of these excellent (& free!) meditations: this one or this one. Let go…you’re going to be fine.
  • Anti-Fear & Anxiety Gem Elixir – create a gem elixir using rose quartz & blue lace agate. Then mix these ingredients together:  1 tsp gem elixir, 1tsp lemon juice, 1 tsp organic ground ginger, 1/2 tsp organic raw honey. Chug a glass 3x/day. I tweaked up this recipe to come up with the 1 I’ve given you here after someone suggested something similar, telling me that is an old Indian Standby known for revving up your digestive energy, which in turn, calms down your mind’s energy. Made sense to me!! Plus, scientific research (ooooo, you know I had to throw some of that in here!) has shown that honey balances unstable blood sugar brought on by anxious stress & fear, lemon juice helps to lower your blood pressure & ginger calms the stomach. SNAP!
  • Fear-Chasing Mojo Kit – arm yourself with a little pouch that carries some fear-calming scents like bergamot & lavender (either in the form of an herb, essential oil or both then amplify those vibrational energies by adding 2-3 tumbled stones of the above listed.  This little mix will send calming frequencies to your brain’s fear & anxiety center headquarters molding a new calm reality for you.
  • Calm, Trust & Love Crystal Grid – you can whip up a grid made just for counter-acting fear & anxiety. I suggest using nirvana quartz, rose quartz & chrysocolla just for this purpose. If you need help on how to create & work with a crystal grid, I have a good blog post here or you can check out my book on the subject. 😉 *I gave it some thought here about mentioning so many of my items for sale in this post but I do happen to have several products that can help here & thought about not mentioning them  thinking I might come off as too pushy but then I realized I wouldn’t be doing my part in serving by not telling you about them. And you have a choice….I’ve given you some free or low-cost options here too* So…I also have this Crystal Grids Template Package that includes a Banishing Anxiety Crystal Grid Template. 😉

Now you should be all set to handle whatever comes your way, Jelly Bean!

Peace, Rainbows + Crystal Sparkles!

 

 

8 Crystal Tools I Couldn’t Live Without

Hibiscus Moon amethyst, chakras, Crystal Healing, Crystals, energy work, healing, love, stress relief 22 Comments

In our crystal practice, we may have collected many various crystal tools for this, that or the other. Next thing you know you have a ton…but I find that there are a select few that I end up using most often. I call them my Go-To Crystal Buds. I’ve mediated with them, have a closer bond with them & seem to pull them out for working with most often. they’re like my Inner Circle Crystals. 😉

So, how about  a behind-the-scenes look at the crystal tools that I use most often?
My 8 Top Crystal Buddies
1. Big Baby – if you’re familiar with my blog, you’re well familiar with Big Baby. This is my large natural clear crystal point that I often use as the center crystal for many of my powerful crystal grids. He’s perfect for focusing & then amplifying my intentions.

[caption id="attachment_6159" align="aligncenter" width="614"] Big Baby[/caption]

2. Big Mama– Again, if you’re a regular, you know Big Mama Rose Quartz Chunk-a-Lunka is a staple in my Love Grids. I usually use her in a grid where I send loving, compassionate healing energy out to many all at once. She’s my 18.3 pound-er from the South Dakota Badlands National Park & was gifted to me by a very special client. She’s glorious, isn’t she?

[caption id="attachment_654" align="aligncenter" width="362"] Big Mama[/caption]

3. Amethyst pendulum – After messing around with an old washer & chain as a pendulum since the early nineties I finally felt I was due for an upgrade about 7 years ago & gifted myself with a very simple amethyst pendulum on a sterling silver chain that I keep in a purple little pouch. I’ve developed a good reliable relationship with it & its never steered me wrong.
4. Selenite massage wand– selenite is a very useful tool for working with chakras & sealing up energy (which we teach all about in my course). This wand is polished & finished with a rainbow fluorite tip. Its even great for just rubbing on the temples & relieving headaches. Good medicine.

[caption id="attachment_9716" align="aligncenter" width="508"] My trusty amethyst pendulum & selenite wand hangin’ out.[/caption]

5. Sacred Healing Rattle – this guy is incredible for breaking up the energy in a space or area in the energetic body. I made with my own hands & energy of bamboo & buffalo hide. I’ve outfitted him with green aventurine & clear quartz to make this an even more effective healing rattle.

[caption id="attachment_9717" align="aligncenter" width="509"] My hand made sacred healing rattle[/caption]

6. Rose Quartz Buddy- This little baby’s been with me a long time…through thick & thin, ups & downs. And he’s always gotten me through. I usually keep him by my bedside as I often use him during before bed reflection time or even to fall asleep holding on to. I usually use it when in need of some heart medicine & consolation. A trusty little rock, this one.

7. Auralite 23 Wand – This wand was a gift and I’ve had it about 2 years now. I often use it conjunction with my Rose Quartz Buddy or just on its own. Its home is also by my bedside as I often hold onto it while relaxing or getting ready to fall asleep. Its a good go-to piece when I need clarification on something or a creative spark. Sometimes I also use it to direct energy towards my head for headache relief.

[caption id="attachment_9718" align="aligncenter" width="509"] My auralite 23 wand & my rose quartz buddy.[/caption]

8. Bedroom Amethyst Druse – this plus-sized gorgeous gal is a deeply colored Uruguayan amethyst cut from a druse geode interior. She lives in our bedroom to bring a calm stress-free energy into the room while also radiating the correct vibrational frequency for dream time & serene sleep.

[caption id="attachment_9719" align="aligncenter" width="503"] My bedroom amethyst druse[/caption]

My BIG DREAM is to get everyone using crystals to help bring about positive change + to heal. We CAN do this!

Super Sparkles to you today!!!

P.S. Please share with us all below what crystals you can’t live without!!

What 5 Crystals Should You Have in Your Beginner’s Kit?

Hibiscus Moon amethyst, Crystal Healing, Crystals, energy work, love, protection 80 Comments

I recently asked the Crystal Hotties on my Facebook Page:

“What are some popular crystal topics that you would like to know about?”

I promised I would take the TOP 2 & turn 1 into a video (working on that this weekend) & the other into a blog post. Here’s that blog post.

I won’t get into what shapes your crystals should be, whether natural, cut or polished here in this post since that’s really a whole other topic for another day. Since this is for a beginner’s kit, my advice is to select the 1 crystal shape or size that calls to you most & still fits within your budget. If that means just getting 1 tumbled stone of each then that will be PERFECT. Go for it!♥

So,  what 5 crystals you should have in your beginner’s kit?

Well, that really would vary by individual. But we can determine 5 Must-Haves.

Now, there are so many ways to go with this. But I wanted to keep the list simple using inexpensive & easy-to-obtain crystals. Didn’t want to send you hunting to the ends of the Earth looking for the most rare & expensive crystals I could think of…like this…

[caption id="attachment_8679" align="aligncenter" width="537"] This is papagoite…a NOTORIOUSLY expensive crystal due to its rarity & beauty….NOT part of my list. ;)[/caption]

Drum roll please…
Your 5 Must Have Crystals
Clear Quartz
1. Clear quartz is a must. It’s so versatile & can be used for ANY purpose so you’ve got to have 1 of these babies.

It’s also a very powerful amplifier! Quartz amplifies any vibrational frequencies, including our own.

[caption id="attachment_8681" align="aligncenter" width="614"] Clear quartz[/caption]

Why does quartz work so well with us? B/c clear crystal quartz’ chemical formula is SiO2 aka silica. Scientists have determined that our bodies are partially made of liquid silica crystals. Our cells each have their own EMF (electromagnetic frequency), just as our entire body does, just as Mother Earth does.

Our cells’ EMF is actually maintained by silica! Nobel Prize winner Adolf Butenant, proved that life cannot exist without silica. The average human body holds about 7g of silica, way more than other important minerals such as iron. Yeah! I KNOW!! It’s vital to life.

So needless to say, quartz works with us very well. OK, so that’s my long answer on why quartz is important. Actually…I can go waaaaaaay longer, but I’ll let you off easy this time, Chick Pea.
Citrine
2. Citrine, which is also quartz that’s been heated up in Mother Earth’s kitchen (actually usually starts out as usually amethyst or sometimes smokey quartz) to turn various shades of champagne, yellow & sometimes a very deep iced tea color known as Medeira.

BTW, I don’t feel that your citrine must be a natural 1. A tumbled citrine will work just fine. I have a 2 part video series on what the difference are & why I feel that way here: Part 1 + Part 2.

[caption id="attachment_8682" align="aligncenter" width="553"] This is a natural Congo citrine, quite dark in color. Can you FEEL that sunny energy?[/caption]

Citrine’s energy is happy & creative so if you’re feeling down or need to get out of a creative block, reach for this. It gives a great boost to anything to do with finances or prosperity & abundance. Its also a great manifestor with it’s sunny energy.
Rose Quartz
3. Rose quartz, also quartz. Scientists still argue on exactly what elements cause the pink color so we won’t get into that. It grows in masses so you will very rarely find it in a natural point.

It’s a really great stone to have around b/c its energy is very calming, gentle & compassionate….a stone of love; love of all sorts.  Whenever you feel the need to feel loved or you need or want to offer compassion, grab your rose quartz. That’s what I do!

[caption id="attachment_8684" align="aligncenter" width="453"] A large cut & polished rose quartz point.[/caption]
Green Aventurine
4. Green aventurine, again…another type of quartz (are we noticing a theme here?) It also grows in masses so no points at all here. I say “green” aventurine b/c it does come in other colors, although more rare. Also, the greens can vary from very dark to much lighter.

[caption id="attachment_8685" align="aligncenter" width="570"] Luscious green aventurine tumblies.[/caption]

This is a very important stone to get your hands on b/c its all about vitality…of anything; health, growth, finances, confidence, friends. Its a common healing stone so a go-to stone for any ailments.
Amethyst
5. Amethyst, yep, another quartz…with traces of iron & manganese giving it that lovely purple color.They come in natural points large & small, also often found in clusters within large geodes…known as druse.

[caption id="attachment_8686" align="aligncenter" width="554"] This amethyst point has been cut & polished.[/caption]

Amethyst is a great stone of protection & purification. Its also known to enhance intuition & helps with the release of addictions…so a great 1 to have around.
So that’s my 5 crystals! Here’s a quick recap list:

  • Clear quartz
  • Citrine
  • Rose quartz
  • Green aventurine
  • Amethyst
  • It’s not 100% comprehensive but…with those crystals in your tool box, you can cover a lot of ground, no? If you have others you’d like to add…like I said…there are so many ways we could go with this, please post them in the comments below! 🙂

    HUGE HUGS & BIG Spirit Blessings!